About the SRPC Global Health Committee

Current Chair: Dr. Steve Ferracuti,  Haliburton, Ontario

How long with the SRPC :  I have been a member of the SRPC since 2001 Steve Ferracuti in Ethiopia

Purpose: To enable Canadian rural docs to participate in Global Health work, while continuing to serve their rural Canadian community.  In addition, to invite students and residents to participate in global health projects serving rural communities.

Dr. Alessandra Benigno
Dr. Ronak Brahmbhatt
Dr. Aimee Kernick
Dr. Ben Langer
Dr. Ray Markham
Dr. Onuora Odoh
Dr. Karl Stobbe

  • Leaders of projects consistent with the purpose (currently Ray Markham, Karl Stobbe and Steve Ferracuti)
  • A student
  • A resident
  • Up to 2 SRPC members interested in participating in a global health project

Activities/functions/areas of interest:Napal

  • Develop and maintain a list of projects for docs, students, residents.
  • Develop and maintain links between appropriate partners.  Examples: SRPC with CPAR, with AWB (Academics Without Borders) and others.
  • Create venues for cross-pollination and support of this work across provincial boundaries e.g. sessions at the Rural and Remote medicine course.
  • Describe the various types/categories of global health work, the ethical and economic issues involved with various types of GH work, and the skill required to make a meaningful contribution.

Health System Strengthening work through Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief.

Oasis Rural Health project (Dr. Odoh)

SRPC Global Health Committee Slack group page:

African federation of Emergency Medicine:

CAEP Global EM:

Other Links:

Ethiopia Napal

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